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Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
A group of rain-soaked people stood shivering outside of the Newhall office of the Department of Motor Vehicles, which closed Friday due to a state furlough day.
Local legislators say the state's employee furlough days are unfortunate but necessary, while union members are troubled about lost wages and reduced services in such trying economic times.
After falling to West Ranch in the teams' first matchup of the season, Valencia made a few changes and turned the tables on the Wildcats.
It took just two changes for the Vikings to defeat West Ranch 43-37 at Valencia High on Friday night.
For the Canyon boys basketball team to pull the upset of Hart Friday night, it would need solid shooting and tough defense.
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Nonprofit organizations in the Santa Clarita Valley which work to improve the lives of women are invited to apply for Community Service Financial Grants offered by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley Foundation.
What is a FICA credit score, and how can a bad score be corrected? What money management and budgeting skills are necessary to plan for a secure future? What are the unique credit and economic issues that accompany a divorce?
This week, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges took action to reaffirm its highest accreditation status upon College of the Canyons - completing a nearly two-year long self-study and application process.
A suspected armed robbery suspect is behind bars today thanks to an alert patrol deputy, and a collaborative effort between detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Robbery and Assault team, members of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Community Interaction Team (CIT), and members of the County of Los Angeles/Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) team assigned to the Santa Clarita Valley.
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The director of "Coraline" has suggested it is for brave children of any age. That's putting it mildly. This is nightmare fodder for children, however brave, under a certain age. I know kids are exposed to all sorts of horror films via video, but "Coraline" is disturbing not for gory images but for the story it tells. That's rare in itself: Lots of movies are good at severing limbs, but few at telling tales that can grab us down inside where it's dark and scary.
If there's a huge error behind "The Pink Panther 2" - other than the mistake of producing the sequel in the first place - it's pairing Steve Martin with John Cleese, then failing to capitalize on their potentially explosive verbal exchanges.
"He's Just Not That Into You" isn't exactly a romantic comedy - at least, not in the most traditional sense. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over falling in and out of love - or finding love in the first place - but mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting realism and even failure.
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is searching for a 24-year-old man who went missing on the trails of Towsley Canyon earlier today.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering. But Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is hardly the first reminder of how big the seas are, and of how agonizing it can be to try to find something lost in them.
A 12-hour "john sting" in Castaic during the weekend netted three men arrested on prostitution-related charges, officials said Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police said Monday they've solved the case of a severed human head and other body parts found two years ago near the Hollywood sign.
"Go Jazz," a dedicated jazz band comprised of Santa Clarita studio musicians, local band directors, and talented individuals, is performing at the West Ranch High School Performing Arts Theater on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its streaming service is running again, although disappointingly late for many anxious fans of the "True Detective" series.
PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.
A new pastor has been appointed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Newhall, replacing Pastor Richard Martini, who was transferred to Carpinteria in November, a church staffer said.
SACRAMENTO - State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in February 2014. Revenues for the month totaled $5.6 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 Governor's Budget by $968.9 million, or 20.9 percent.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming.
OKUMA, Japan (AP) - The radioactive water that has accumulated at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant remains the biggest problem hampering the cleanup process three years after the disaster.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - A very strong earthquake that struck offshore rattled the Northern California coast and was widely felt across the region, but authorities said early Monday that there were no reports of any injuries or damage.
NEW YORK (AP) - The trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is resuming Monday with the airing of testimony from a London resident who says he participated in a 2001 shoe-bomb plot.